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May 22
Mi Voto Es Mi Voz: Civic Engagement Conference

Mi Voto Es Mi Voz: Civic Engagement Conference

YAKIMA, Washington— The MECHA club of YVCC and the Commission on Hispanic Affairs invite the public to attend a Civic Engagement Conference on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 9:00am-5:00pm at YVCC.

MECHA is a 45-year old student club geared towards promoting higher education, community engagement, pride and leadership development in the Latina/o community. The Commission for Hispanic Affairs is a non-profit and governmental agency which strives to improve the lives of Latinos in Washington through policy, advocacy, and community building at the local and state level.

The groups have come together at this historic juncture in Yakima's history to serve the community by hosting a conference which will aim to build the tools for civic engagement. The conference will feature a Representative Bruce Chandler and Justice Steven Gonzalez as guest speakers and  will include a series of skill building workshops by local nonprofits, school administrators, government agencies and persons who work/or have worked in government. Topics presented include Education Involvement, Voting, Citizenship, Immigration, the Environment, Getting to Know Your Government, and Public Safety. 

WHEN: Saturday May 30th, 9am to 5:30pm

WHERE: HUB Building, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima WA 98902

WHAT: Civic Engagement Conference with over 20 different workshops


FOOD: Breakfast and Lunch Provided​

For additional information contact Maria Cuevas at 509.574.6800 x 3151 /

May 21
Test Patients Needed!

Yakima Valley Community College Dental Hygiene students will be conducting a dental screening clinic from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. They request patients between 18 and 45 years of age and who have not had a professional teeth cleaning for 5 or more years. Walk-in patients will be screened on a first-come first-served basis. Prospective patients may call 509.574.4917 to schedule an appointment. YVCC's Dental Hygiene Program is located in the Weston D. Brown Dental Hygiene Clinic at 1015 S. 16th Ave, Yakima, 98902.​

To learn more about the YVCC Dental Hygiene Program, visit:

May 21
YVCC Playmasters presents Richard III

​Yakima Campus – Yakima Valley Community College Playmasters presents William Shakespeare's Richard III on June 4-6, 2015 at 7:30pm and June 7, 2015 at 2:00pm in the Hopf Student Union Building (HUB). Tickets cost $5.00 for students/employees/children/seniors and $7.00 general admission. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the YVCC Bookstore or at the door.  

Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1592. The play depicts the rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England. YVCC's production includes a cast of sixteen students, many playing multiple roles. Join us as we are entertained by the tale of a man who would stop at nothing, including murder, to become the King of England!

The play contains adult language and situations. For more information: 509.574.4881.​

May 21
YVCC Offers Second Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

Yakima Valley Community College Offers Second Bachelor of Applied Science Degree. Enroll Now for Fall Quarter!

Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley Community College is excited to announce a second new bachelor of applied science degree opportunity. Beginning in the fall of 2015, YVCC will offer a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Information Technology Networking – System Administration (BASIT). This program is designed primarily for prospective students who have earned an associate's degree and need a pathway to pursue a bachelor's degree. YVCC's program combines lower-division technical and transfer courses with upper division credits in information technology with emphasis in networking and system administration, resulting in an application-oriented, four-year degree. Designed with academic rigor, the bachelor of applied science degree will enable graduates to apply for admission into many university master's degree programs or enter the workforce.

YVCC's Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in IT Networking - System Administration caters to working adults. Classes meet at the Yakima Campus during the evenings one time per week for two hours. Continued instruction and student interaction takes place online. Full-time students (those taking 15 credits per quarter) may finish the program in two years. Currently courses are scheduled to be offered during the fall, winter and spring quarters. This program is also open for part-time enrollment.

YVCC is now accepting applications. The application deadline for priority consideration is June 15, 2015 with notification of acceptance into the program by July 15, 2015. Applications and information is available online at

Information Sessions:

YVCC will host two informational sessions for those interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Information Technology Networking - System Administration. The sessions will be held in the Parker Room of Deccio Higher Education Center located at 1000 S. 12th Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902.

  • May 27, 2015 at 6:00pm
  • June 2, 2015 at 6:00pm

For additional information contact: 509.574.4772 or

May 14
Honor Roll Winter 2015

Yakima, Washington - Yakima Valley Community College is pleased to announce the students who received honor roll status on the President's or Dean's List for Winter Quarter 2015. Included are the standards for these honors as well as the list of students.

Scholastic Standards

Each quarter the college recognizes outstanding academic achievement by placing students on the President's List or the Dean's List. Each of the students who meet the criteria for these designations will receive a letter and a certificate acknowledging this award. A notation of the award will also be placed on the student's permanent transcript.

President's List

To receive the President's List designation, a student must earn both of the following:

1. A quarterly grade point average of 3.85 or higher.

2. A minimum of 12 graded credits (S and CR grades not included).

YVCC-presidents list_winter 2015.pdf

Dean's List

To receive the Dean's List designation, a student must earn both of the following:

1. A quarterly grade point average of 3.40-3.84.

2. A minimum of 12 graded credits (S and CR grades not included).

YVCC-deans list_winter 2015.pdf

Part-time Students

The college is aware that some of our part-time students have also achieved significant academic success while balancing full-time jobs, family responsibilities, and college studies. Part-time students are eligible each time they complete 12 credits at YVCC and their GPA falls within the designated list for the quarter. Part-time students need to notify the Registration and Records Office each time they qualify. Dean's List and President's List notations will be posted on the transcript for the quarter in which the 12 credits are completed at YVCC.

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